Skip to comments.Mayor Michael Bloomberg Greets Muslim Leaders with 'Shalom Alaikum' at Ramadan Meeting
Posted on 07/28/2011 10:18:22 AM PDT by lbryce
Mayor Bloomberg practiced his version of verbal jujitsu Wednesday, mangling a greeting to Muslim leaders at a Ramadan gathering with "shalom alaikum."
Hizzoner was shooting for "salaam alaikum" - the traditional Arabic "peace to you" greeting.
"He just got a little confused," one witness said.
Imam Omar Abunamous of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York said it was an understandable mistake for the Jewish mayor.
"Well, it's common to both religions," Abunamous said. "They are the same thing. The same idea."
The mayor frequently butchers names and words, and he often ends each press announcement with a cringeworthy pronunciation in Spanish.
His famous malapropisms include saying he "recluses" himself from decisions concerning city business that might create a conflict of interest with his company - instead of recuse.
And he routinely botches the names of celebrities and local politicians.
He once took heat for calling singer Shania Twain "SHA-na-ga Twain" and referred to country crooner Tim McGraw as "Tom McGraw."
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Jihad on the dwarf infidel!!!!!!!!!!!
Very insensitive of him. He needs cultural education classes.
Lemme guess: Muslims were “seething” at this latest showing of “disrespect”.
“Who wrote the book of love”
Blooomberg illustrates how insane Secular Progressive RINOs truly are...a billionaire midget who appeases people who preach for the death of his people.
At some point, adults will have to put maggots like him on a boat to Tehran or Jakarta unarmed, to understand true “multiculturalism” and “diversity”.
What does Mayor Bloomin Idiot do for Ash Wednesday?
New York like CA is DOOMED! Gay and transgender-loving Governors and mayors in all the major cities beholden to the unions.
The meeting couldn’t be because if his investments in the middle east could it? Nawwwwww.......wouldn’t happen.....right?
Please excuse our billionaire Socialist gadfly mayor for not being able to think straight. He’s still just giddy as a schoolgirl over gay marriage in New York.
Salami & bacon, my brutha!
He politely informs staffers they have dirt on their faces.
The trouble is that Bloomberg is so neurotic that he is a firm believer that “My problems are *your* problems!”
For example, he puts such huge amounts of salt on his food that guests to the governor’s mansion have described it as “inedible.” On being advised by his doctor that eating that much salt isn’t healthy for *him*, his response is to limit everyone else’s salt intake.
Likewise, he used to smoke, or maybe still does, but has been told that he should quit, as cigarettes are bad for *him*, but his response is to try and prevent *other* people from smoking.
And he is terrified of being gunned down by an assassin, so his phalanx of bodyguards are armed to the teeth, but his response is to lead a *national* campaign to ban guns for everyone else, in any way he can.
So for heaven’s sake, nobody make fun of him for saying shalom instead of salaam. His response will probably be to ban the speaking of Yiddish in New York City. Maybe to outlaw the practice of Orthodox Judaism in the city.
And hope that he never has a bad sex life. Or a problem with flatulence. “So is it true that all New Yorkers are required to wear corks?”
No surprise here, just follow the money trail to bloomies business ventures in the muslim world.
Money talks and the American public walks.
How can you tell the difference between a turd and Mayor Bloomberg when both are floating down the Hudson River? Bloomberg has his big, fat mouth open.
I’ll just go with the smell.
All the flies are landing on Bloomberg.
He should have said “Kuss em* ibni sharmuti! Al jihadi al kalebna!”(@#$%^&*^%$#@!#$%T^)
He should have said “Kuss em*q ibni sharmuti! Al jihadi al kalebna!”(@#$%^&*^%$#@!#$%T^)
Bloomberg is the shi’ite floating..